CRÉPIN, Louis Philippe
(b. 1772, Paris, d. 1851, Paris)
The Fight between the "Lys" and the "Gloire" against the "Cumberland"1827
Oil on canvas, 147 x 114 cm
The naval battle depicted here took place in October 1707, during the War of the Spanish Succession, (1701-14), a conflict that arose out of the disputed succession to the throne of Spain following the death of the childless Charles II, the last of the Spanish Habsburgs.